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Recurring poison oak

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
Perhaps this is not: poison oak. There are other causes of blistering rashes. See dermatologist and perhaps get biopsy or viral culture of blisters.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Topical medicine : if it is not severe one can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream 1% as directed on the medicine. If it is severe you need to see a primary care p... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
Poison oak treatment: Generally the treatment of topical. Cleaning the scan and using antimicrobial soap such as die was important to prevent infection. I would start with ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis from poison ivy, oak or sumac usually requires steroids, either topical steroid cream or oral steroids if more severe or widespread... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Sweat: Sweat and heat could lead to further exposure and exacerbation and inflammation symptoms.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
2-4 weeks: The longer you wait to treat effectively with corticosteroids, the longer it lasts.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 31 years experience
Steroids: High-potency steroid creams are helpful in mild cases, but a more severe rash will require oral steroids (prednisone). Over the counter medications ar... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Duration: Poison oak symptoms can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks to resolve without treatment.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes: The rash is caused by an immune reaction to the oil from the plant on the skin. If the oil is still present on the skin, it can be communicated from ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes! The : Yes! the rash that is so characteristic of poison oak is caused by a chemical called urushiol. If your cat came into contact with this chemical, then ... Read More
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